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Why Fly to Lanai City?
Located in the center of the Island of Lanai, the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is the tiny plantation town of Lanai City. Founded by James Drummond Dole of the namesake pineapple and fruit company, Lanai City attracted very few visitors until recent years. Even today, relatively few vacationers take advantage of the cheap flights to Lanai City – not because there’s little to see and do, but because the town and island remain fairly well-kept secrets. If you’re seeking a remote and quiet place to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii, it’s tough to beat the serenity of Lanai City.
Which Airlines Fly to Lanai City?
The island’s only airstrip is at Lanai Airport (LNY), located about three miles southwest of Lanai City. All incoming commercial air traffic is serviced by inter-island airlines Island Air and Mokulele Airlines, with all flights originating from Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
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Just over 15 airports throughout the United States offer direct flights to Honolulu, so you may need to make multiple connections to reach Lanai City. Most of these flights originate from the Western United States, particularly from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle and San Diego. Airlines servicing these routes include American, Continental, Delta, United, US Airways and Hawaiian Airlines. Other busy points of origin include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Newark.
Quick Travel Guide to Lanai City
Worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki, secluded Lanai City is an ideal location for experiencing Hawaii at a leisurely pace. Though there are a few quite luxurious hotels in Lanai City to support a small but steady influx of visitors, the island has been disturbed very little by modern development, allowing you to fully enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Though the serenity of Lanai City may inspire you to while away your days as lazily as possible, there are a good number of activities to enjoy on this tiny island. One of the most amazing experiences is the journey to the end of the Munro Trail, the dirt road that winds up the side of Mount Lanaihale to its summit. If you’re up for a real challenge, you can tackle this trail on foot, otherwise you can rent a four-wheel drive vehicle in town and reach the summit in a fraction of the time. On a clear day, you can see five of the Hawaiian Islands from the peak.
Hulopoe Bay, off the island’s southern coast, is considered to be one of the island chain’s best beach spots and snorkeling locations. It’s close to the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay, where you can enjoy a stellar meal or a lavish spa treatment, as well as The Challenge at Manele Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. If you really love to golf, you should also make time for a round at The Experience at Koele Golf Course, located right in Lanai City.